I’m not a fan of the fake crowd noise that’s pumped into sports broadcasts, ever since the pandemic slashed — or eliminated — crowds.
But I’ve always wondered how they did it.
Yesterday, on his regular “CBS Sunday Morning” gig, David Pogue explained.
He took a trip from his Westport home — where some of the segment was filmed — and headed to Met Life Stadium for a chat with (among others) Harry Carson. I guess the actual Giants team was unavailable, although there is some doubt as to whether they have an actual team.
At any rate, it’s an intriguing piece. Click below to watch:
Westport PAL president Ned Batlin is stepping down.
The Westport police officer — a former 3-sport athlete at Staples High School (football, wrestling, lacrosse) — has led the organization for 5 years. PAL serves thousands of youngsters through football, lacrosse, basketball, wrestling, rugby, track and cheerleading programs.
PAL also runs a robust scholarship program — and Westport’s annual Independence Day fireworks.
Batlin — who will remain on the Westport Police Department force — will be succeeded by PAL vice president and veteran police officer Craig Bergamo.
Love is in the air. And the Westport Downtown Merchants Association want you to feel it, by using an eGift Card.
Or giving a gift card, as a gift.
They’re not called Friends of Sherwood Island for nothing.
On Friday, the group’s garden team kept Connecticut’s first state park looking good — and healthy. They pruned suckers from the base of several 200-year-old trees on the west beach. Many are from Westport.
It’s all part of their year-round effort to maintain and enhance wildlife habitat.
A certain segment of Westporters loves decorating our Minute Man. They decorate him with Santa Claus hats, Easter bunny ears, and (last spring) a COVID mask. It’s all part of humanizing our town’s most recognizable symbol.
Another segment thinks that’s disrespectful. He’s a patriot, they say; don’t make light of what he symbolizes.
Whichever side of the memorial’s wrought-iron gate you’re on, you must agree: Yesterday’s decoration was certainly different.
The Fire Department responded to a potentially dangerous blaze yesterday, on Bayberry Lane.
First arriving units found a 2-story, 2-family home with fire on both floors, and the attic.
Second floor residents were alerted to the fire by a carbon monoxide detector. They notified residents of the first floor to evacuate. There were no injuries, but 3 residents were displaced by the fire.
Wilton and Fairfield Fire Departments assisted on scene, and with station coverage during the fire.
The Westport Fire Department reminds residents to have smoke and carbon monoxide detectors on all floors of their homes.
Anne Lowrie’s snowman looks suspiciously like her father, Tom — right down to the Sunrise Rotary cap.
And finally … James Dean was born on this day, in 1931. He died in a car crash in 1955, age 24. Had he lived, the star of “Rebel Without a Cause” would be celebrating his 90th birthday.